CLONAKILTY Tidy Towns volunteers continue to enhance and compliment the good work of the Council, FÁS and TÚS workers in town as the streets, estates and public areas are all looking well this summer. The fine weather of the last month has helped to bring on the blooms. Great credit is due to the group and also a number of individuals who spend a lot of their own time
The Bantry Bay Lions collected over 400 sets of used spectacles, which were donated by members of the local community. Pictured are members of the Lions who took part in counting the spectacles and packaging them for distribution to third world countries. These spectacles can be of extreme importance to the people they help.
AUTHOR Lane Ashfeldt will be returning to West Cork in September to teach a workshop for new writers at the West Cork College Writers Retreat in Glengariff – www.irishwriters.ie. Lane’s book SaltWater was published earlier this year by Liberties Press Dublin. The book is a bestselling short story title this summer with a thumbs up as a must-have beach reading purchase from Irish Times magazine Gloss. SaltWater is also
THE Bere Island Midsummer Run will take place on Bere Island next Saturday July 12th at 1pm. There is something for everyone with a 5 & 10K run, a 5K walk and a children’s run around the island GAA pitch.
ARTISTS of any genre who are interested in being considered for a “Per Cent Art Project” at Gaelscoil Mhichíl Uí Choileáin, Cloch na gCoillte, Iarthair Chorcaí (Clonakilty), are invited to submit an expression of interest to the Bórd Bainistíochta before 25th July. All expressions must be made via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
SKIBBEREEN Men’s Shed is now located in the Tower Lodge, Liss Ard Estate (Turn right at Lake Cross for Tragumna, drive for a few minutes and Tower Lodge is located on the right hand side as you turn left again for Tragumna).
The annual Liz Lucey Memorial Vintage Run, Walk and Cycle in aid of Marymount Hospice will take place on July 13th in Inchigeela. Great routes have been organised allowing participants view the scenery available locally. This run includes tractors of all ages,cars,cyclists,walkers and Motorcycles. Registration for tractors,cars,cyclists and Motorcyclists will take place at 11.30am sharp at Inchigeela Hall.
National Learning Network West Cork, in partnership with Cork Education & Training Board, the Department of Social Protection, West Cork Development Partnership and Cork County Council are delighted to announce a new Local Training Initiative for the West Cork area. West Cork has long been known for its high quality food products from cheese to shellfish and salami to yogurt. The year long City & Guilds Diploma in Food Industry
AFTER many years of campaigning Castletownshend National School has finally received permission and a grant from the Department of Education to build an extra classroom, a resource room and special needs toileting facilities. However there is a significant shortfall. Extra costs have arisen as the school is a beautiful, listed school. Within the parish of Castlehaven over €15,000 has already been raised however in order to complete the project a
Durrus and District Community Council will hold their annual family fun day on Sunday 13th July starting with a fancy dress meeting at Wiseman’s at 1.15 p.m. and parading up through the village to Carrigboy National School Field (adjacent to the Community Hall). A day of fun, obstacles courses, races, bouncy castles and games with lots of new events from 2pm – 5.30pm.